Ambulance No. 10 (1916)


"We Had Already Thrown Ourselves on the Ground, and Then,
Finding We Were Still Alive, Feverishly Loaded the Car"

Buswell, Leslie. Ambulance No. 10. Personal Letters from the Front. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1916.

Octavo. Hardcover. 1st Edition.

First edition of this collection of letters about an American ambulance at the front in World War I. Written by Leslie Buswell, an Englishman who came to American to become an actor, Ambulance No. 10 offers a series of letters from Buswell's tenure as a volunteer ambulanceman during World War I. After the war, Buswell became an electronics researcher until war once again interrupted his life. During World War II, Buswell was a colonel and was awarded the Bronze Star and the French Croix de Guerre. Ambulance No. 10 is widely recognized as one of the treasures of World War I literature and did much to influence the opinions of those at home. Solicitation for volunteer ambulance drivers affixed to rear pastedown. Without scarce dust jacket. Only a few minor spots of soiling to text and boards, light rubbing and toning to extremities. A handsome copy in near-fine condition.